Green Oil, the eco-friendly lube, cleaner and degreaser specialists, have updated their White Super Dry Chain Wax with an improved formula.
Our review over a year ago wasn't exactly gushing with praise, but Green Oil's Simon Nash tells us the new formula is looser and smoother so it should cling to the chain for longer and be less prone to wash away as easily as before. It also boasts increased longevity due to containing a natural anti-oxidant.
Sounds good. And to find out if the new formula is the improvement it promises to be, we've got some in for test. We'll put it on a couple of road bikes and see how it fares. We'll even try it on the 'cross bike as well, and see how it copes in the dirt.
You might think that dry lubes are best saved for the summer, or when it's drier. But it's good right through the year and is ideal for those people who prefer a low maintenance cleaning and lubing schedule for their bikes. It's also good for commuting and city bikes because the dry won't rub off the chain onto your trouser legs.
It's available now and a 100ml bottle costs £6.99. Get it from shops or at www.green-oil.net
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.